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Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Military Funeral Protesters

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Military Funeral Protesters

By Mark Sherman, AOL News…..
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the First Amendment protects fundamentalist church members who mount anti-gay protests outside military funerals, despite the pain they cause grieving families. The court voted 8-1 in favor of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan. The decision upheld an appeals court ruling that threw out a $5 million judgment to the father of a dead Marine whosued church members after they picketed his son’s funeral.

Westboro Baptist Church And The Problematic Practice of Proof-Texting

Westboro Baptist Church And The Problematic Practice of Proof-Texting

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By Heather Abraham…..
Phelps’ robotic regurgitation of carefully chosen and horrifically distorted scriptural verses left me more than a little troubled. His mindless rant, devoid of any semblance of rational thinking, left me to ponder how this experience could possibly be an informing one.

Westboro Baptist Church: Religion Gone Wrong

Westboro Baptist Church: Religion Gone Wrong

Westboro “demonstrations” are in reality acts of emotional and religious terrorism cloaked in the guise of a distorted Christian worldview and protected by the first amendment. Religion Nerd is adding a new category called Hall of Shame which is reserved for those who use/manipulate religion for their own benefit regardless of the cost to others. Fred Phelps is the first inductee.